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Teammates Featured in Gulfshore Life

In this Gulfshore Life Article, Jennifer Reed offers a "dispatch" - an interim report on a longer investigation she is conducting for Gulfshore Life to be better able to describe what it is like being a teenager today in the East Fort Myers/Dunbar/Tice area of Fort Myers.  Jennifer has spent ...

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Tournament with Law Enforcement a Success

The First Annual Pickup the Ball vs. Law Enforcement Basketball Tournament was a big success, bringing together The Lee County Sheriff's Office, Fort Myers Police Department, and Pickup the Ball Teammates for a full day of games showing the community that good relationships between the community and law enforcement can be built. The ...

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Pickup Changed the Course of Teammate’s Life

Five miles from the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, on the southern shore of the Dominican Republic, Anthony Linarez was born to a mother who made sure he never missed a meal, and a father he wouldn't meet until 14 years later. San Cristobal, a city a little smaller ...

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Sherwood Brown Knows the Reasons for His Successes

by Ted Sottong, Pickup the Ball, Inc. Sherwood Brown, in spite of the uncharacteristic pressed shirt and tie, was relaxed and conversant when he sat down with Pickup the Ball at the Orlando Country Club recently for a discussion about his childhood, family, basketball, and his future. Brown was candid and ...

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Pickup the Ball the Selected as Topic for Student’s Class

Hugo Medeiros of Pawtucket, Rhode Island followed his passion for basketball to help him complete an assignment for his Intro to the Non Profit World class.  He discovered Pickup the Ball, and interviewed us for an assignment.  It was a pleasure working with this young man, and he followed up ...

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Dwayne Jackson – Basketball’s Influence on His Life

Check out this great video of Dwayne Jackson talking about how basketball influenced his youth, how it continues to change his life, and how he wants to change lives going forward!  Dwayne mentions Pickup the Ball in this interview! Click the image below - it will take you to the YouTube ...

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